Pack- ages at the Sheraton Algarve Resort - Set in glorious surroundings
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Algarve, Portugal - Rural & Charming Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels &
featured accommodation in the Algarve
|The Algarve, meaning "the
west" is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. The region coincides
with the Faro District, and has as its administrative centre the city of
Faro, where both the region's international airport (Faro/Algarve Airport)
[FAO] and public university (the University of the Algarve) are located.
Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk
of the Algarve's summer economy. Fish, seafood and fruit production, which
includes oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, are other important activities
in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal,
its population more than doubles in the peak holiday season thanks to a
high influx of visitors, and receives an average of 8 million foreign tourists
The Algarve has several cities,
towns and villages. It also includes some islands and islets. The region
is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 170
square kilometres and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds.
The region's capital is the
city of Faro. Other cities are Albufeira, Lagoa, Lagos, Loulé, Olhão,
Portimão, Quarteira, Silves, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António.
The length of the south-facing
coastline is approximately 155 kilometres. Beyond the westernmost point
of Cape St. Vincent it stretches a further 50 kilometres to the north.
The coastline is notable for picturesque limestone caves and grottoes,
particularly around Lagos, which are accessible by powerboat. There are
many other beautiful and famous summer places such as Albufeira, Vilamoura,
Praia da Rocha, Lagos, Armação de Pêra, Alvor, Monte
Gordo, Tavira, and Sagres.
In the 1960s the Algarve
became a very popular destination for tourists, mainly from Britain. It
has since become a common destination for Germans, Dutch and Irish people.
Many of these tourists own their own property in the region. There are
Algarve-based English-written publications and newspapers specifically
addressed to this community. In addition to the natural beauties and plenty
of beaches, the Algarve has invested in the creation of a network of golf
courses. Well-known beaches in the Algarve range from Praia da Marinha
to Armação de Pêra. A well known spa town is Caldas
de Monchique. Algarve is also famous for its luxury resort & hotel
spas by the beach. The Algarve is a popular destination for tourism, primarily
because of its beaches, Mediterranean climate, safety and relatively low
Holidays In Faro Portugal by Mark Bartley
Lake Resort, Vilamoura
Five Star resort with 192 rooms, including 9 suites, and 95 luxury apartments.
All the rooms have private balconies, with panoramic views over the marina,
Falésia beach or the private lake. The sports and leisure facilities
include extensive gardens, three restaurants, two bars, a Blue&Green
Spa with an indoor treatment pool.....
Inn - Casa do Rio, Tavira - located in Tavira, Algarve, Portugal,
this private accommodation offers visitors 5 en suite hotel rooms and a
sea water pool surrounded by a terrace overlooking the river and the garden
in a very eclectic ambience. Separated only by the road from the
river Gilão and 3 minutes walking distance from the centre of the
de Faro - Palácio de Estoi -
Pousada de Estoi is set in the old 19th century Estoi Palace, which used
to belong to the Viscount of Estoi, José Francisco da Silva. The
palace took 20 years to build and in May 1909 a huge party was thrown in
the gardens to celebrate the inauguration. .... read